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Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
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Teriyaki Marinade

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"Marinate your favorite steak in this before grilling."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, onion and sherry and stir well until sugar dissolves. Use to marinate meat or veggies.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2003

This is one of my basic marinades for all types of meat, poulty & even fish. I also use it to make teriyaki chicken wings which are a favorite at gatherings. I bake 2-3 pounds of wings seasoning them with salt, pepper & a little melted butter. Bake at 350 until done & brown. Then throw them into a crock pot on low with this marinade poured over them. Finger licking good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 18, 2011

Good, not great. I somewhat halved the recipe for four large chicken breasts, bonein, using these measurements: 1/2c soy, 1/2c water, 2T brown sugar, 1/4t ginger, 1/2t garlic, 2T onion,, 2T sherry. I marinated them for a few hours then baked in the marinade (what used to be) skin side up. Covered it in foil for 45 minutes, uncovered last 15. No one gave compliments, but they didn't complain (as usual) either. :/ :) The trick to add water is a good one. Adding water you get the flavor without the toughness it can cause. Oh, after baking, I thickened the strained pan drippings with 2T cornstarch.

Mar 04, 2003

I changed the recipe to have a lot more ginger. One tablespoon of ground ginger. It smelled really strong but the ginger cooked off. Made an excellent marinade. Can't wait to try it again. -Chris

Oct 14, 2009

Yummy! Beef turned out great marinated in the sauce. After marinating the beef in the sauce I reduced the sauce by half and then used it the next night for a stir fry!

Dec 30, 2007

This is so good, I have used it on chicken and beef. I even use it as a dipping sauce just thicken it with some cornstarch

Jul 28, 2011

I used reduced sodium soy sauce and I used sliced green onion as the onion in this recipe. I also increased the garlic to what my husband calls a "crapton". I marinated my pork in this overnight, then cooked it this morning before it got hot and so I could have some before I went to work. I made Cold Sesame Noodles to go with it. It was quite good, though I think it's missing something. Next time, I'd increase the ginger for sure. Marinating for a length of time is really the way to go for best results.

May 10, 2010

Very good marinade, good for last minute marinade if you dont have time to marinade overnight (which I prefer). I also marinaded some mushrooms for a few hours I think, but they were way too salty. A 1/2 hr probably would be better for mushrooms.

Jul 27, 2007

Very good teriyaki recipe! I omitted the water, reduced the brown sugar to 1/4 c, and added dark Karo syrup for color and a bit of glazing. Used this to marinate a steak, and it was delish! Boyfriend says this is a keeper! I agree.


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 1235 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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